Flotsam by David Wiesner


David Wiesner

40 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction childrens fantasy adventurous fast-paced


In the extraordinary Caldecott Medal–winner and New York Times bestseller by David Wiesner, a beach day is the springboard to a wildly imaginative exploration of fantastical mysteries of the deep—and of human connections through time. A young boy ...

Read more

Community Reviews Summary of 1,014 reviews


adventurous 83%
inspiring 41%
lighthearted 41%
mysterious 41%
funny 33%
emotional 8%
hopeful 8%


fast 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 85% | N/A: 14%

Strong character development?

No: 75% | N/A: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

Average rating


See all reviews...

Content Warnings

This book doesn't have any content warnings yet!

If you're the author of this book and want to add author-approved content warnings, please email us at [email protected] to request the content warning form.